Posts Categorized: Life

Life + Style / Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019

Why I only wear dresses and where I buy them

A couple of years ago I wrote a post called “How to identify your style” and wrote all about the mood boards I created for myself that help me keep my style narrowed and focused. Since then I’ve been pregnant and had a baby and weigh about 25-30 pounds more (I think? I never weigh myself. I have no idea. All I know is that my old stuff doesn’t fit), and I’ve continued to think about why I dress the way I do and it’s been pretty consistent.

You see, I wear nearly exclusively, dresses. At this point, I don’t own pants (unless you count the sweatpants that I wore for the three months after having Jasper–thank you Winter Water Factory!). Here’s my theory–dresses are time saving and easy and glorious. Why? Glad you asked. Let’s go. Read on →

Life + Style / Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019

Favorite places to buy boy clothing

The number one question I’ve received in the last year and a half is “where do you buy clothing for Jasper?” And I get it! Finding non-sports/camouflage boy’s clothes is a challenge. It’s not exactly something you can find locally at a mall and boutiques generally error on the side of girl’s clothing (this is one reason I wanted a girl so badly–the pinafores, smocking, tights, bloomers!). BUT, I have done my research and I have found some really awesome vendors who I love and I think you might love too.  Read on →

Book Club + Life / Sunday, 1 Sep 2019

September book club

We are thrilled to introduce you to the latest and greatest from artist and author, Lisa Congdon, Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic, our book club selection for September. I’ve been looking forward to this one for awhile because, secret’s out–I’m hosting a Q&A with Lisa THIS FRIDAY at the Salt Lake City West Elm from 6-8pm. This is your chance to come and meet Lisa and hear her encouraging words about how to find your creative magic and turn it into your secret power.

Can’t wait to see you there! And join us throughout the month over at @LarsBookClub where we will be sharing some of our favorite tidbits from the book as well as an exclusive print from Lisa for our new Print Shop. 

Design + Life + Shop / Monday, 19 Aug 2019

The new Lars Print Shop and flash sale!

We’ve been hustling behind the scenes on a special project and today we finally get to introduce you to our latest addition to The House That Lars Built shop, our Print Shop! Cue the confetti! In it you’ll find a collection of some of our favorite prints from our Book Club series featuring a host of awesome illustrators from around the world as well as some of our favorites from our long-time desktop calendar contributor, Monica Dorazewski.

While we’ve been offering our Book Club posters and bookmarks and desktop calendars as free downloads since we started both series 3 years ago, we’ve had a lot of people over the years request that we take it a step further and take out the hassle of the printing process altogether. We get it! Printing can get tricky! From actually getting it done, to finding a good printer, to putting it in a frame, then finally getting it up. How many of you have had good intentions but still blank walls?!

We heard you! And not only did we hear you, but we have given you the option to get it FRAMED and MATTED! Is your heart beating yet?  Read on →

Design + Life + Products / Thursday, 15 Aug 2019

Our favorite pieces from Drew Barrymore’s new home collection

Just in case you needed another reason to love Drew Barrymore, she’s gone and given us another reason to kiss the ground she walks on. Drew recently launched her home goods line, Flower Home, and wow is it something. She’s serving up all kinds of colorful and whimsical pieces for your home, with everything from an abstract layered table to an adorable pet bed. As a whole, the line makes for a beautifully eclectic collection, as if someone traveled the world and picked out their favorite pieces from each country. Think Anthropologie or West Elm, but with a price point that’s about half that. It might be her best performance since Never Been Kissed.

Flower Home offers a fresh perspective on so many of the exciting trends we’ve seen float through 2019. Ms. Barrymore has, in our humble opinion, successfully taken one of our favorite tones of the year, blush, and pushed it into an entirely new realm. She offers up a little bit of this and a little bit of that to make her collection fit just about anyone’s needs, and make our homes feel like a wonderfully curated, one-of-a-kind space. AND, she even has a great collection for kids, because all you moms out there know how hard it is to find great children’s stuff that is cute and not a bad price.

Her line is available not only at Walmart, but also Hayneedle.com and Jet.com. Below are a few of our favorite items you can shop right now.

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